Tag Archive | Claudia Kishi

Review: Claudia and the Sad Goodbye by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and the Sad Goodbye by Ann M. Martin

Claudia has a sad good-bye to make. Her grandmother, Mimi, has just died. Claudia understands that Mimi was sick for a long time, but she’s still mad at her grandmother for leaving her. Who will help Claudia with her homework…and share ‘special tea’ with her? This is probably the hardest book to read out of […]

Review: Claudia and the Bad Joke by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and the Bad Joke by Ann M. Martin

Claudia’s not worried when she hears her newest baby-sitting charge, Betsy Sobak, is a great practical joker. After all, how much harm can one little girl do? Plenty. Claudia breaks her leg as a result of one of Betsy’s mean joke… and now she’s talking about quitting the club. “Baby-sitting,” she says, “is just too […]

Review: The Ghost at Dawn’s House by Ann M. Martin

Review: The Ghost at Dawn’s House by Ann M. Martin

Dawn has always thought there was a secret passage hidden in her house. But she never thought there was a ghost… until now. All kinds of creepy things go on whenever Dawn’s at home. There are even spooky noises behind her bedroom wall! Dawn is sure there’s a ghost in her house. And so are […]

Review: Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin

The title of this book is more than a little ironic. Despite how much I enjoyed the series as a child, I can’t bring myself to side with these girls when they act like spoiled brats. For one, Janine never actually does or says anything that is cruel or condescending. Instead, she quietly absorbs every […]

Review: The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin

Review: The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin

Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her […]

Review: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M. Martin

Review: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M. Martin

For me, Kristy’s Big Idea probably serves as the first example that the girls in these books are actually capable of being responsible baby sitters. Considering the title of the series, I know that seems like a duh statement, but up until this point they really fail to impress. After all, no one wants a […]

Review: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin

Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne and Stacey have had some strange adventures since they started the Baby-sitters Club. But nothing’s been as spooky as what’s going on right now. The baby-sitters have been getting mysterious phone calls when they’re out on their jobs. When a phone rings and they pick up, there’s no one on the […]